WHFD Urges Fireworks Safety
By Deputy Chief Jason Simmons
July 1, 2018

As the Fourth of July is upon us, many families will enjoy the nation's birthday with fireworks. In recent years the state of Rhode Island has legalized certain types of consumer works. While the members of the WHFD encourage all of our residents to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones, we also urge you to do safely. With that in mind the Watch Hill Fire Department provides the following reminders when using fireworks:

1. Be aware of all local laws concerning the use of fireworks
2. Do not allow young children to use fireworks
3. Adults should supervise young adults while using fireworks.
4. Do not wear loose fitting clothing or have any part of your body directly over fireworks while lighting them.
5. Always have a bucket of water nearby in the event of an emergency or accident.

Please read the attached articles and information for further tips on how to safely enjoy your holiday.

Hyperlinks: NFPA Fireworks Safety
Attachment FireworksSafetyTips (2).pdf  (689k)
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